The Senate Should Ignore Barrett Supreme Court Nomination Or Something

See, there was a time when there were plenty of squishy Republicans who would listen to the very same media who hated them, because they wanted to be liked and be that “get along go along” type of politician. Think ones like John McCain, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski. While some are still squishy, there are plenty enough, with Cocaine Mitch McConnell driving them, who stand strong. But, the Washington Post will still try shame them

The Senate should ignore Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination

THIS EDITORIAL is not about Amy Coney Barrett. No matter whom President Trump had picked to fill the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat, it would be the wrong choice — because it is the wrong time. Mr. Trump is asking Senate Republicans to perpetrate a damaging injustice by ramming through a nominee on the eve of a presidential election. This move threatens to sully the court and aggravate suspicions over the coming election. Senate Republicans should be disgusted at playing the role they are being asked to play. But so far they seem shameless in their hypocrisy and wanton in their willingness to poison the workings of our democracy.

Followed by lots of whining about Merrick Garland. They haven’t quite figured out how to attack Barrett herself, so, they’re attempting to sway Republican Senators into refusing to vote, knowing full well that if GOP Senators refuse to vote for Barrett the number of GOP voters will decline precipitously, which could cause Trump to lose and those Senators to lose, along with quite a few House seats and State elected positions.

The question is, will the media take their usual role of attacking Barrett? It could be dangerous. Newt Gingrich notes

Since President Ronald Reagan nominated Judge Robert Bork to replace Justice Lewis Powell on the Supreme Court in 1987, the Democrats have followed a policy of harshness and ruthlessness in going after Republican Supreme Court nominees.

The assault on Bork – a scholarly and widely respected conservative member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit – was so vicious and underhanded that the process of personal destruction came to be known as “borking.” In fact, the savaging of Judge Bork was so infamous the Oxford English Dictionary added the verb “bork” as U.S. political slang: “[To] obstruct (someone, especially a candidate for public office) by  systematically defaming or vilifying them.”

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee while Bork was being slandered was Joe Biden. A report was issued known as the Biden Report, and Bork later said every word in it was false.

This was the same approach Democratic senators took against nominee Clarence Thomas when he was nominated to the Supreme Court. It was also a ruthless personal assault – and the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, again, was Biden.

Do the Dems want to try this with Barrett?

Now, with the nomination of Judge Barrett, the Democrats face a real dilemma. Judge Barrett is incredibly smart, has an impressive career, and is well-known as a caring, compassionate person.

She graduated magna cum laude from Rhodes College, and then graduated first in her class at Notre Dame Law School. (snip)

Judge Barrett is going to come across as professional, knowledgeable and likable. By all rights, she should be considered a remarkable, inspirational figure to all Americans regardless of political leanings (and especially to young women).

The dilemma for the Democrats is they have to decide whether they will try to destroy her (as they tried with Bork, Thomas, and Kavanaugh) or to concede that she is unacceptable for liberals but acceptable (indeed preferable) to most Americans.

Do they want to let Diane Feinstein off the leash, and she looked bad with Kavanaugh, as well as some Dems saying she’s not up to a confirmation hearing, plus, her previous attacks on Barrett’s religion and Catholicism overall when Barrett was confirmed as a federal judge, or do they want to let Joe Biden’s VP nominee Kamala Harris, who was also shameless during the Kavanaugh hearings, lead the smears? Or just say “I don’t agree” and yield their time? Will they focus on abortion on demand, the number one sacrament of the Dem Party? It’s dangerous ground for the Dems

Amy Coney Barrett is the ultimate Walmart soccer mom

The biggest takeaway from the 2016 presidential election was that Main Street America was so sick of elites in Washington DC telling them how to live that they elected a politically inexperienced, trash-talking billionaire from New York City to ‘drain the swamp’. While some suburban women appear to have tired of Donald Trump’s style, there is little evidence that the mass of voters who sent that message regret their decision, especially in key states like Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. (snip)

Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett will do far more than just supercharge hardcore pro-life and pro-choice voters and impact future judicial decisions. Barrett’s nomination will bring many disaffected suburban women back into the Trump fold and greatly increase his chances of again carrying key Midwestern states. This effect will occur for two reasons.

First, Democrats and their liberal-progressive allies won’t be able to resist a full-on assault on Barrett and her family, which will turn-off Midwest suburban women far more than Trump’s past tweets. Before Trump even nominated Barrett, they launched their preemptive strike against Barrett by tying her Catholic faith to the dystopian _Handmaid’s Tale_ where women are subjugated by men, which seemed an odd attack given Barrett’s appointment would make her one of the most powerful women in the world. (snip)

The second and more important reason Barrett’s nomination will bring many suburban women back into the fold is entirely due to who she is. Many women will view Barrett as a regular suburban mom just like them. This is where Barrett’s biography is deadly to Democratic attack lines: small-town, middle America, Catholic, teacher, mother of seven, with two kids adopted from Haiti after a devasting hurricane and one kid with Down’s Syndrome. Demonizing any part of her biography inherently demonizes thousands of other women sharing that same trait or who will find nothing but goodness in Barrett’s biography.

How will it look with coastal Elites in the Dem party attacking her? Read the whole article.

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11 Responses to “The Senate Should Ignore Barrett Supreme Court Nomination Or Something”

  1. alanstorm says:

    “THIS EDITORIAL is not about Amy Coney Barrett. No matter whom President Trump had picked to fill the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat, it would be the wrong choice — because it is the wrong time. Mr. Trump is asking Senate Republicans to perpetrate a damaging injustice by ramming through a nominee on the eve of a presidential election. This move threatens to sully the court and aggravate suspicions over the coming election. Senate Republicans should be disgusted at playing the role they are being asked to play. But so far they seem shameless in their hypocrisy and wanton in their willingness to poison the workings of our democracy.”

    Challenge to the reader: Can you find any sentence or phrase in this paragraph that is NOT composed of pure used food?

    OTOH, I sort of agree. Let the Senate ignore the nomination. That equates to giving consent. Problem solved!

  2. Est1950 says:

    I am hearing rumblings that the Democrats understand if they go after a WOMAN and CATHOLIC they understand it will cost them huge with WOMEN in the suburbs and Hispanics which they are already struggling to keep in the fold.

    Arizona, GA. Florida, PA Suburbs are all in danger of flipping easily if they attack Barret. Therefore they will register their indignation by boycotting the hearings. This I understand will buy them some brownie points with Hispanics and women in the Suburbs.

    Barret is going to sail through this process because the Dems are focused on the House and Senate and not the Presidency.

    Controlling the house and Senate will neuter Trump for 2-4 years. That is their goal right now. The GOP had best be funnelling huge amounts into senate and house races but they are being outspent by dark money.

    Money that is coming from bought credit cards where the listed donor is UNEMPLOYED. They did this with Obama in 2007 and they are back at it in 2020. Meanwhile The Plethora of Billonaires are spending 100’s of millions of dollars of their own money, while the GOP is averaging what they would normally average in an election year.

    Sad but there is one thing I would like to point out to our leftist friends. In the West there are over a 100 wildfires burning in a dozen countries. East of the Mississippi there are NONE. 99 percent of these have been Deemed Arson.

    Antifa means to burn it down. I would suggest to my democrat friends that IF WE BURN YOU BURN WITH US. A group that is horrified by AGW and CO2 is burning the entire west for politics. Just another in a long list of reasons why no one believes the AGW scam.

    • Est1950 says:

      Sad but there is one thing I would like to point out to our leftist friends. In the West there are over a 100 wildfires burning in a dozen *(((countries.))) East of the Mississippi there are NONE. 99 percent of these have been Deemed Arson.

      Countries should read states. Antifa is setting fire to the entire west. You have come for the Red States. I am afraid that the right will come for the Blue states if this election is the mess I expect it to be. Not a threat. Just an observation. Remember if the Right Burns, the Left will burn with them.

  3. Dana says:

    It seems that the left are ignoring Catholic doctrine on every issue but one: abortion. The Church opposes strict border restrictions and capital punishment, and supports a greater welfare state, higher taxes on the top producers, action on global warming climate change and greater restrictions on capitalism.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Perhaps the “left” is ignoring Catholic doctrine altogether and coincidentally AGREES on strict border restrictions, capital punishment, welfare, progressive taxation, global warming and capitalism but disagree on abortion.

      It seems the “right” only agrees with the Church regarding abortion.

      The Catholic Church opposes all forms of abortion procedures whose direct purpose is to destroy a zygote, blastocyst, embryo or fetus, since it holds that “human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception.

      Of course, the Catholic Church’s opinion on abortion is worthy of consideration, but in the US we are not obligated to follow the beliefs of any religion.

      As discussed, it is difficult to monitor zygotes and blastocysts, even though the Church considers these stages to be human beings with full rights that must be protected. We might have to leave the crime “attempted destruction of zygotes and blastocysts” in the hands of the gods.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Hmm, zygotes and blastocysts
        —Rimjob

        Ain’t he smart! https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

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        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Hmmm, zygotes, blastocysts — The Catholic Church

          Ain’t Lil DogThroat dumb! https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

          Like most connies, DogThroat is proud of his ignorance. It’s how they recognize each other. We can tell you’re a trumpist by your ignorance.

          • drowningpuppies says:

            Uh oh. Must have touched a nerve.
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            Little kidf#ckers are so sensitive.

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          • formwiz says:

            Hmmm, zygotes, blastocysts — The Catholic Church

            Prove it.

            Ain’t Lil DogThroat dumb!

            Smart enough to call you out.

            Like most Conservatives, DogThroat is proud of his ignorance. It’s how they recognize each other. We can tell you’re a Trumpist by your ignorance.

            Smart enough to break all your lies. Smart enough to support a President with a good mind, not one who has to take a drug test to prove he isn’t senile.

      • Dana R. Pico says:

        Mr Dowd wrote:

        Perhaps the “left” is ignoring Catholic doctrine altogether and coincidentally AGREES on strict border restrictions, capital punishment, welfare, progressive taxation, global warming and capitalism but disagree on abortion.

        Were this the case, why would the left be attacking Mrs Barrett as being too Catholic?

  4. drowningpuppies says:

    The smart thing would be for the Democrats to lay off the personal attacks on ACB, but they can’t help themselves.

    One of the reasons for that is a key part of the Democrats’ base is bitter childless women who have lots of cats, and imagine that they are in that situation because they are “feminists”.

    ACB is a living refutation of their entire lives, and they will not forgive her for it.

    —The ARC of History! 

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